• Karen Nyamu- ''I knew Jacob Juma but we did not have any romantic relationship. Sonko is my friend from way back even before he became a politician.''
Politician and lawyer Karen Nyamu has for the first time addressed her relationship with former Nairobi governor Mike Sonko.
Speaking to Jeff Kuria TV, the mother of two said she is a close friend to Sonko's family.
She also said the worst thing that has been said about her on social media is that she is a gold digger.
''One time I was linked to the late politician Jacob Juma. I knew Juma but we did not have any romantic relationship.
That was not true. I later read that I am a gold digger, I cried so much. I drove home and cried and prayed since they even mentioned names of the men I was dating.''
That was after she announced she wanted to vie for the Nairobi Women rep position.
''Since then, I have never cried again. I read comments about me dating Sonko but naona hiyo ni ufala tu.
''His wife is my friend. They even linked my sister to dating Sonko and the wife even called me about that. I told her that was not true. I know the family from way back in Buruu when Sonko had matatu's and his wife run a cyber cafe.''
Karen said some of the things written on social media are malicious.
''I can't say it is my enemies in politics, but the first blogger to write about me is linked to someone who wanted me to be in a relationship with them,'' she said.
She added that her dad is a strict parent and doesn't like some things he reads about her on social media.
''Although he knows I am the black sheep in the family, he supports my ambitions.''
Speaking about who funded her 2017 elections campaigns, Karen said it was not a lavish campaign but she got funds from her friends and clients.
''Yes, I am in the race in the coming elections but I don't have millions right now in the bank but I know that money will be there. My team is doing research on what position I will vie for.''
While asked to describe Sonko, Karen said he has a good heart that they can mistake him for a foolish person.
''I still talk to him and I visit his offices. While he was in the hospital, I also visited him.''
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